CV Top Tips

CV Top Tips

Over the past view weeks, we have seen an increase of CVs and with the Furlough Scheme changing on 1st July, we are set to see an even bigger increase.

So, I have decided over the next few weeks to do a series of blogs with regards to everything about job hunting and starting with the basics of the CV.

Getting your CV right is paramount and with it being a personal marketing document, used to sell to potential employers, here are a few tips to make it look the very best!

Keep it Real
Usually a CV should be no more than two A4 pages of paper! Keep it punchy, to the point and save those niggly little details for the interview.

Tailor it to the role
Make sure your CV is tailored to the role you are applying for. Whizzing out the same CV for every role will get you absolutely nowhere! Investing your time and tailoring your CV to the skills that are required will stand you in better stead with the employers and with the ATS robots too.

Check, check and check again!
You are responsible for your CV; therefore, you MUST check it for typos and inaccuracies. Any mistakes with spelling and grammar and your CV won't get a look in. Invest in intelligent spellcheckers like Grammarly, if you struggle with this.

Tell the truth
Blatant lies on your CV can land you in a whole heap of trouble! You do not want to start a new role only to leave because a background or reference check has made you out to be a liar or try to impress in the interview by inferring you have certain skills and when questioned you're not able to answer! Never be economical with the truth!

Make it keyword friendly
If you've uploaded your CV to a job site so recruiters can find you, keywords are very important. Job titles and job buzzwords will help a search engine pick out your CV from the pile.

Finally, if you would like a more in depth look at the topics in this article please look at 'Article' page on our website. If you would like support with your CV in terms of a free CV review, or a free CV template or a free list of current buzz words than call Elaine on 07579 771822 or email me at admin@polymathassociates.com and I will get these sent over to you straight away

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